Australian High Commission
Islamabad
Pakistan

AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION
ISLAMABAD

Australian Federal Elections 2019

The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.

To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).

For Australians in Pakistan, voting will be available via postal service only, there is no in person voting services being provided. You can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.

Election information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.

Latest News

Glasses will not be allowed in new passport photos taken from 1 July 2018. See the attached No Glasses Flyer.

For further information on photo guidelines, visit the Australian Passport Office website.

Travel Advice

The Travel Advisory for Pakistan has been reviewed and reissued on Tuesday, 5 March 2019

As recent tensions between India and Pakistan reduce, international and domestic flights across Pakistan that were suspended have partially resumed. Contact your airline for the latest information. Continue to monitor local media for developments, as the security situation remains tense. We have not changed the level of our advice. We continue to advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan and do not travel to the border areas with India and Afghanistan.

Further information is in the travel advice for Pakistan and our travel bulletin available at www.smartraveller.gov.au.

Read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's current travel advice for Pakistan.

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Are you an Australian visiting or living in Pakistan?

If so, are you registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? It is in the interests of all Australians in Pakistan to register.

Registration allows consular staff to contact you in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Any details provided are kept confidential and only used in the event of an emergency.